Cartoon Obliterates Obama for Mocking GOP Candidates Complaining About Debates

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I haven’t seen a political cartoon in a while that made me nod my head in agreement as much as I did with this one…

As I’m sure you know, Barack Obama labeled the GOP presidential candidates whiners because they thought the CNBC moderators did a poor job during the third debate last week.

He said, if the GOP can’t stand up to the moderators, how will they stand up to Putin?

Mr. President, unlike you, Republican candidates aren’t helped by the Candy Crowley’s of the world. They actually have to make valid points on their own.

That being said, 44 has no place – at all – to call other people whiners. Whenever the man gets the chance, he blames someone else for his mistakes, and he’ll constantly go after Fox News and the conservative media because it’s the cool thing to do.

I don’t like repeating myself, however, 44 has no place – at all – to call other people whiners!

Trump: No more Fox appearances for ‘foreseeable future’

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Note to Donald Trump supporters: Expect to see a lot more of your candidate on CNN and MSNBC.

The Republican presidential front-runner announced on Twitter Wednesday that he will discontinue any appearances on Fox News until the leading cable news network adjusts to a more complimentary tone in their coverage of him.

“Fox News has been treating me very unfairly [and] I have therefore decided that I won’t be doing any more Fox shows for the foreseeable future,” Trump tweeted Wednesday, just days after calling into the network’s morning show and appearing on “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.”

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News of the temporary boycott comes on the heels of Trump’s latest twitter tirade against Megyn Kelly and Bill O’Reilly. The New York billionaire repeatedly went after the two leading Fox News personalities on Twitter earlier this week.

“I’m having a really hard time watching Fox News,” Trump tweeted Monday.

During an interview on the “Late Show” with comedian Stephen Colbert on Tuesday evening, Trump said he’s begun to warm up to MSNBC while his opinion of Fox News has soured.

“The ‘moron’ has become a very nice guy,” Trump told Colbert, referring to MSNBC anchor Chuck Todd.

Fox News released a statement Wednesday afternoon condemning Trump’s knee-jerk reaction to their cancellation of a forthcoming segment featuring him on “The O’Reilly Factor.”

“When coverage doesn’t go [Trump’s] way, he engages in personal attacks on our anchors and hosts,” the network wrote, adding that “he doesn’t seem to grasp that candidates telling journalists what to ask is not how the media works in this country.”

In comparison to other GOP candidates, the former “Celebrity Apprentice” host has dominated the cable news circuit since announcing his presidential bid. It remains to be seen whether his hiatus from Fox News will impact his popularity.


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Hillary fumes at Trump for attacking her closest aide Huma as she accuses billionaire of ‘innuendo, conspiracy theories and defaming people’

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton used a national TV interview Friday to accuse her Republican counterpart Donald Trump of ‘innuendo, conspiracy theories and defaming people’ starting with her closest aide Huma Abedin.

In the exclusive interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Clinton said she can take Trump’s attacks, but ‘I do regret that he’s going after so many people.’

That was a reference to Trump’s swipe at Abedin, a decades-long Clinton aide and the wife of former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner.

Trump has been criticizing Abedin for weeks, starting with a interview in which he alleged that Abedin had likely leaked classified State Department information to her husband, disgraced ex-Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner.

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Hillary Clinton’s top aide, Huma Abedin, has been with the senator for many years and has only recently found herself in a harsh spotlight over her emails and her close ties to Clinton.

Clinton would have none of it.

‘I can take that. I mean, that is just par for the course. But he is going after so many people, many of them by name,’ Clinton told Mitchell.

‘I think it’s an unfortunate development in American politics that his campaign is all about who he’s against, whether it’s immigrants or women broadcasters, or aides of other candidates.

‘He’s is the candidate of “being against”.

‘He’s great at innuendo and conspiracy theories and really defaming people. That’s not what I want to do in my campaign, and that’s not how I’m going to conduct myself.’

Clinton’s reference to ‘women broadcasters’ was about Megyn Kelly, a Fox News TV personality and commentator who was the subject of multiple attacks by Trump on Twitter and in various TV interviews last month.

Trump has been attacking Abedin since July, initially using the interview to charge that ‘the person seeing her emails more than anybody else is Huma. And who’s Huma married to? The worst deviant in the United States of America, right? Weiner!’

Last week, Trump had continued to criticize Abedin by saying, ‘Do you think there’s even a 5 percent chance that she’s not telling Anthony Weiner – now of a public relations firm – what the hell is coming across? Do you think there’s even a little bit of a chance? I don’t think so.’

‘If you think that Huma isn’t telling Anthony, who she’s probably desperately in love with, in all fairness to Anthony. Cause why else would she marry this guy? Can you believe it? Can’t see straight.’

And on Monday, Trump used one of his favorite weapons, Twitter, to fire a shot across her bow.

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Weiner himself got involved too, denying that Abedin had leaked any secret information to him and punching back at Trump.

‘I think it’s absurd and frankly insulting, not only to my wife – who, when she worked at the State Department, had a pretty high security clearance, a higher clearance than even some of the candidates running for president – but it also reflects very poorly on apparently what Mr. Trump thinks about government employees who have high security clearances, that they are talking about things,” Weiner said on The Brian Lehrer Show, according to ABC News.

Mainstream Media Goes Berserk


A culture that featured a Piers Morgan as a reputable source of wisdom and proposition is a sick society

by Sartre

The practice of objective journalism has been effectively banned from the body politik. The social culture is driven by the embodiment of an unceasing drumbeat of disinformation; spoon fed prevarications and carefully shaped distortions, projected by a mass media that is in the tank for protecting the ruling elite. The myth that the press is endowed with an inherent courage to confront the establishment has been laid bare for any honest observer to witness. However, the problem is that the bulk of the marginally functioning intellects that still accept the mind control of the corporate media, continue to linger on in their dream world of obeying the prevailing order.

Some order, the nation is breaking apart at the seams all over the country. The reign of terror that appears on the boob tube, news site or printed rags from the accepted moguls of the new social media keeps pushing out the tired diatribe that the system still is working well.

PLEASE, wake up and smell the coffee.

Running the gambit of ideological shades of grey, the mainstream media all share the same common trait; keep the can kicking down the road. It is a universal prerequisite to achieve a long lasting career in the bowels of the beast that a propagandist must ignore truth to power.

Mastering linguist games played to conceal and confuse the extent and depth of the unmitigated corruption in the political and economic system is the criteria used to advance one’s position in the mainstream media.

You know this is true, but even the most enlightened and forewarned consumer of news often watches or reads the discourse from network, cable or the national mainline press.

When the party line machine is rolling, the content in the cyber zone world is a love feast. The talking heads, point their venom towards the outsiders, as they share notes on how to bring down the impure, while swapping tails on how to push contract negotiations to extract a higher salary for producing the newspeak that their media masters demand.

So it comes with great satisfaction when a charmed princess of the dark side melts down in public and loses her cool. Inside Source Says Megyn Kelly Could Be Prepping to Leave Fox News and ‘Go Mainstream’ is one such example.

Author Garbriel Sherman said during a Newsmax interview on Thursday, that Megyn Kelly could consider ditching her hit show “The Kelly File” to seek a spot with a more “mainstream” news outlet.

“You know there was some talk before [Kelly’s] most recent contract that she was flirting with CNN to kind of jump from Fox to CNN,” Sherman said.

“I think she wants to leave all options on the table and if she gets down in the weeds and really slugs it out with Trump that would hurt her brand.”

The uproar over the aspiring debutant of mean losing her protected status is so unsettling to the executives at Fox News that the little darling needed to take time off to lick her wounds. This episode from the first edition of trick the candidates that are not part of the good old boys club, took its toll on the entire media culture.

When Kelly plays the “got you” scenario, there is no pretense of objective reporting. This twist on the hallowed format of gonzo journalism is nothing similar to the Hunter S. Thompson tradition of created analysis.

When Trump refuses to observe the rules of polite vilification, a shocked media flips out. These gatekeepers are deficient in eating humble pie. The celebration of political reporting is evidently absent in sincere discourse.

What has the mainstream so perplexed is that their script for selecting the daily sound bites has been stripped from their control. This fact has the lackey stars in a funk. They have become irrelevant.

The driving force in the paper chase in every news cycle is the ratings. When a Bernie Sanders strikes pay dirt in motivating the progressive groupies, the media pundits forego their protective practices to shield Hillary Clinton.

The populist message, even when it promotes a socialistic solution has the correspondents tripping over each other to get on the ground floor. Who expected such enthusiasm?

The Wall Street corporatists are not amused. So much money has been placed into the hands of the Clinton’s and Bush’s that the rigged contest should have just plotted along.

While there are no guarantees that the excitement of an entertaining show will last, the most likely conclusion will not provide an administration that can reverse the damage that the last several decades has already taken.

Once upon a time there were newsmen like Edward R. Murrow and Eric Sevareid. The profession of journalism was held in esteem. When the carnival side show features the “bimbo” stars of bleached hair, cosmetic adjustments and eye candy, the substance of the actual news product suffers greatly.

Add into the mix the serial deception that comes so readily from trained lawyers, who aspire to be newsreaders and you get a dialogue of contrived illusion.

The refreshing refusal to engage the fifth estate for the establishment protection racket needs to be savored. When people obtain their daily dose of news from ordinary folks via YouTube, you have a much better chance of seeing the real uncensored deal.

However, even a longtime defender of the establishment, like former CNN alumni Howard Kurtz, takes his show to FAUX News reported the following:

“And media insiders. Who are sometimes indistinguishable, since they often appear on the same shows.

Together, they mocked and minimized Donald Trump as a sideshow. Among the worst offenders is the Huffington Post, which still refuses to end its little stunt of putting Trump stories in the entertainment section, with one writer calling him a “fringe candidate” (who happens to be the Republican presidential front-runner).

As Trump soared, the insiders soon shifted their stance to one of bemusement: Well, he’s hot now, but he’ll burn himself out. Always happens. We’ve seen that movie.”

Forced to admit the self-evident about Trump is an attribute that is in small supply by the professional porters carrying the political bags for the two party elites.

Also that other cable news outlet, CNN is involved in its own tizzy. Carly Rips CNN Debate Criteria, Calls On RNC to Intervene points out the length the process is stacked against the insurgence candidates.

“Fiorina’s deputy campaign manager, Sarah Isgur Flores, hammers the network for its reliance on polling conducted prior to the first debate, in which she is widely perceived to have dominated the “undercard” event.

“It’s a simple question: Will we have a fair debate process or will the political establishment keep ignoring grassroots Republicans?” she asks.”

Keeping Fiorina off the stage with the also ran candidates in the Donald Trump reality show, might well be a blessing for Carly. She may well have another chance to appeal to the rational voters who watch the JV debate.

Since the corporate media is posed to promote anyone but Trump, the caveat is added that a Republican female does not qualify as ANYONE.

There is only room for one feminine Democrat in this gala and transgender Clinton is the pick.

Going berserk to maintain the status quo is in the DNA of the Nielsen rating superstars. Getting and staying at the top in rankings follows a formula that is in a crisis from the challenge of The Donald.

A breath of good news comes from an unlikely source. Why Al Sharpton Is Happy With His MSNBC Demotion, and so should any honest person who despises the race hatred coming out of the Reverend. Since Brian Williams will join the staff of other losers, maybe Megyn Kelly should apply for the slot vacated by Sharpton?

Traction for the populist message is real and growing. This fact has the MSM climbing a wall of fear and accountability. The practice of truth and consequences is being played out by the population.

If the only spike in ratings comes from the eyeballs watching the “Make America Great” movement, it is time for a true American-First policy renaissance that transcends the personality of Trump, and becomes the battle cry of all responsible politicians no matter what party their affiliation.

When the media becomes uncomfortable with their own self promotion, you know their scheduling lineup is ready for a shake up. The best weapon to seal the demise of the lying media culture is to pile on each and every phony journalist who betrays the trust of the public.

A culture that featured a Piers Morgan as a reputable source of wisdom and proposition is a sick society. Now that the Kelly File is slipping into a black hole, it is time for Roger Ailes to do some soul searching and replace the panel with Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum for the next Fox News presidential debate on Jan. 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Anyone who watched both debates on August 6, 2015 knows that the early format was conducted by professionals as opposed to a “60 Minutes” hit squad.

Herridge: 3 Gov’t Agencies Say Info in Clinton Email Was Classified When Sent


Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reported this morning that three government agencies are now confirming that information contained in Hillary Clinton’s private email was classified at the time it was sent.

Herridge said the classified information was in an email three years ago from Clinton aide Huma Abedin to the then-secretary of state, and the messages kickstarted the ongoing FBI probe of Clinton’s email server.

The DIA, the NSA, and the NGA, which oversees U.S. government spy satellites, confirmed to Herridge that the information was classified at the time and remains classified now.

The State Department, along with the Clinton team, have maintained that the information was not classified at the time, with Clinton characterizing the situation as a “disagreement” among agencies about what should be classified.

“That has nothing to do with me,” Clinton said last week in Las Vegas.

Herridge noted that under an Obama executive order from 2009, the State Department cannot decide whether information from other agencies should be classified.

She said only the agency that obtains the information can decide whether to mark it as classified.

Watch her full report above to hear more on the new developments.

Next GOP Debate Moderator Hugh Hewitt Comes Out Against Trump



CLEVELAND, Ohio — Billionaire real estate magnate Donald Trump is the 2016 GOP frontrunner despite the efforts of the Fox News Channel to target him in the first debate here in the city in which a year from now the Republican National Committee (RNC) will host the 2016 GOP convention.

Now the question becomes whether a nationally syndicated radio host who thinks Trump doesn’t have the “temperament” to be president — Hugh Hewitt — can be a fair moderator in the next debate.

Hewitt, a nationally syndicated radio host through Salem Communications, will, along with CNN’s Jake Tapper, moderate the next GOP debate on Sept. 16 at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. Salem Communications is the same company that owns Red State—whose founder Erick Erickson, a Fox News contributor, chose not to invite Dr. Ben Carson to his gathering of GOP candidates and activists this past weekend in Atlanta and disinvited Trump.

This weekend on Meet The Press in an exchange with host Chuck Todd, Hewitt admittedhe doesn’t think Trump can be president of the United States.

“Hugh Hewitt, let me start with you,” Todd asked Hewitt. “Does Donald Trump have the temperament to be president?”

“No, no he doesn’t,” Hewitt replied. “A disappointing part of this debate is it was a 9-10 debate in a 9-11 world. We have the Iran deal coming up, the most consequential deal facing probably the next 30 to 40 years in the world. It got very little attention. The Russian cyber attack on the Pentagon got very little attention.”

“Is that the candidates’ fault or the organizers’ fault?” Todd interjected.

“Well, it’s both,” Hewitt said before blaming Trump for Fox News’ mistakes. “Donald stepped on a lot of important stories. The New York Times has a story on Hillary Clinton’s server. Only Scott Walker brought up Hillary Clinton’s server. So I thought what he did to build the audience, it was enormous, at the same time I wanted a different issue set talked about so the Republican primary voter lost.”

When Hewitt appeared on Morning Joe on MSNBC on Monday morning, he doubled down in his belief that Trump doesn’t have the “temperament” to be president of the United States. During that appearance, Hewitt did criticize the Fox News moderators for in his opinion being “out to embarrass Donald Trump” while not spending enough time talking about important issues.

Host Joe Scarborough later in the segment—before Hewitt doubled down on his anti-Trump comments—noted that “Hugh Hewitt, by the way, has not been positive about Donald Trump.”

“There are a couple things about temperament,” Hewitt said on Scarborough’s show.

I was asked by Chuck Todd on Meet The Press yesterday whether Donald has the temperament to be president. I said no. What I should have said was he doesn’t have the ordinary temperament. Sometimes you have got to be angry. You remember Ronald Reagan in the Nashua Telegraph debate saying ‘I paid for this microphone, Mr. Green.’ But you can’t stay that way. Sometimes you have got to be quiet. Robert Kennedy and John F. Kennedy during the Cuban missile crisis, Reagan leaving Reykjavík—you remember that Joe—but other times you have got to be angry. I just think that Donald Trump needs to modulate it a little bit more so that he stays away from personality conflict and tries to bring it back perhaps with the humor. He was on my show last week on Monday. He was very funny. We talked about the nuclear triad. We talked about the wall and immigration, but the fact of the matter is Megyn Kelly is not a winner for him. That is not a good place for him to be right now.

These are hardly the only times where Hewitt has shown himself to be opposed to the candidacy of Donald Trump for president. While he was appearing on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program in late July, Hannity opened a segment with Hewitt by asking: “Hugh, as I know, you’ve been a bit of a critic of Donald Trump.”

“Yeah,” Hewitt agreed.

“I would think knowing you as much as I know you that you understand where this is coming from—that he is speaking his mind, he is politically incorrect, he’s bringing attention to issues in a way that Republicans have been far too weak and timid to deal with,” Hannity said to Hewitt. “I’m sure you get that aspect of it, right?”

“I do, and I was very critical of the comments about Sen. McCain but I will say this and I think it’s true about every one in the race on both sides of the aisle and of all the presidential candidates for the past many years, Donald Trump is the only one about whom it is likely a broadway musical will be made,” Hewitt replied, mocking Trump’s candidacy. “That is what he is. I have never said that before but it occurred to me on vacation—I’ve been on vacation for a couple of weeks. He’s vastly entertaining.”

A moment later, Hewitt predicted that Trump’s overwhelming support among Republicans “won’t last.”

“It won’t last, I don’t think it will last, I’m skeptical of it lasting,” Hewitt said.

On Meet The Press on Sunday, when Hewitt was giving his opinion on the exact same thing, he said “the Trump thing will—as David [Brooks] says, the 20 percent is going to go I think to 10 but  the candidates need to keep talking about big issues.”

Todd, the Meet The Press host, got the joke. “Hugh, are you wishing it away?” Todd asked Hewitt.

“No I don’t think so,” Hewitt replied.

In addition to Hewitt’s criticisms of Trump, he has also predicted Republicans will fail in 2016—and that current Democratic frontrunner former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be the next president.

“She’s 67,” Hewitt said on Adam Carolla’s podcast back in June. “She’ll be 69 if she wins and I think she will – the presidency.”



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If Donald Trump’s comments about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly are hurting his standing in the Republican primary, it’s not showing in the numbers.

According to the latest NBC News Online Poll conducted by SurveyMonkey, Trump is at the top of the list of GOP candidates that Republican primary voters would cast a ballot for if the primary were being held right now.

The overnight poll was conducted for 24 hours from Friday evening into Saturday. During that period, Donald Trump stayed in the headlines due to his negative comments about Kelly and was dis-invited from a major conservative gathering in Atlanta.

None of that stopped Trump from coming in at the top of the poll with 23 percent. Sen. Ted Cruz was next on the list with 13 percent.

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During the Fox News debate Thursday evening, Trump was the only Republican candidate to say he would not rule out a run as an independent candidate. According to this poll, that’s just fine with over half of his supporters. 54% of Trump supporters said they would vote for him for president, even if he didn’t win the GOP nomination. About one in five Trump supporters said they would switch and support the eventual Republican candidate.

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The surprise result from the poll might have been businesswoman Carly Fiorina’s performance. 22% said she won the debate, besting Trump, Sen. Marco Rubio and Cruz. In overall support, she came in fourth with 8% of Republican primary voters saying they would support her in a primary or a caucus. This may not seem like a lot, but she had a gain in support of six points, which was the second highest in the poll. Fiorina may have benefited from stepped up media coverage due to her performance in the so-called “Happy Hour” debate that aired on Thursday before the prime-time event.

Click here for full poll results and an explanation of the methodology.

The NBC News Online Survey was conducted online by SurveyMonkey from August 7-8, 2015 among a national sample of 3,551 adults aged 18 and over.

Respondents for this non-probability survey were selected from the nearly three million people who take surveys on the SurveyMonkey platform each day. Results have an error estimate of plus or minus 2.4 percentage points for the entire sample and 3.4 percentage points for Republican primary voters. A full description of our methodology can be found here.

The survey was produced by the Analytics Unit of NBC News in conjunction with Penn’s Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies with data collection and tabulation conducted by SurveyMonkey. Analysis by the University of Pennsylvania’s Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies.


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